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Bahrain Information Minister: Rule of Law is Stronger than Terrorism | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi

Manama- Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi said he was “proud of the brotherly and honorable Saudi and Gulf positions, and the support of the sisterly and friendly states to the Kingdom of Bahrain concerning the legal steps taken to protect its security and stability and the safety of its citizens and residents.”

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Romaihi said those Arab and Gulf positions come to “prove that the Arab Gulf security is indivisible, could not be separated from Arab national security, and will remain an obstacle to Iranian interventions, which are uncovered by the aggressive statements delivered by the leaders and agents of its terrorist parties in the region.”

The information minister asserted that Manama would continue to implement legal measures and to impose deterrent judicial verdicts against extremist and terrorist organizations and their members, adding that his country “entered a new phase of zero-tolerance with those responsible for inciting strife and terrorism.”

Romaihi also said that the success of the Bahraini security apparatuses in imposing the rule of law represented a guarantee to protect the rights of citizens and residents and helped in tightening the noose on the terrorist militants, those financially supporting them and the foreigners who are inciting them to commit the wrongdoing.

Romaihi said that thanks to the sacrifices and competencies of the loyal general security forces, Bahrain was lately capable of arresting 286 people, including terrorists and convicted felons. Some of them had been hiding in the house of the so-called Isa Qassim in the village of Diraz, in addition to some terrorists who had previously broken out from the prison of Jau.

Last January, the Jau prison was attacked by a group of armed men who killed one police officer, injured another and allowed 10 inmates convicted for terror crimes to escape.